Five-star WR Christian Green chooses FSU over UGA

Georgia finished second in recruiting yet again.

Five-star wide receiver Christian Green of Tampa Catholic High School in Florida chose the Florida State Seminoles over the Bulldogs. He told an ESPNU television audience that he toiled over the decision.

Green had connections to both schools, but they all led through FSU. His uncle, E.G. Green, was a star wide receiver for the Seminoles in the 1990s but his offensive coordinator in those days was Mark Richt. The Greens have maintained a relationship with the Richts ever since.

But the power of playing for the fast-building Seimnoles of new head coach Jimbo Fisher just a couple of hours up the road in Tallahassee was too great.

It was the second close, head-to-head battle the Bulldogs lost to FSU on Wednesday. The Seminoles also held on to linebacker Telvin Smith, who wavered significantly before finally signing with FSU late Wednesday morning.

Green played quarterback at Tampa Catholic and led them to the state finals. He will play wide receiver in college.

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Upstate Dawg

February 3rd, 2010
3:47 pm

Boston Dawg

February 3rd, 2010
3:47 pm

Well crap…

GATA

February 3rd, 2010
3:47 pm

AccountingJacket

February 3rd, 2010
3:49 pm

Jordan

February 3rd, 2010
3:49 pm

Is this ‘black Wednesday’ for the dawgs??? Disappointment all over the place…

dawgdamn

February 3rd, 2010
3:51 pm

What the crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

john boy

February 3rd, 2010
3:52 pm

wont qualify along with de- commit D rick

Rduck

February 3rd, 2010
3:52 pm

Loks like the departure of Papa Bowden done the Noles some good at least as far as recruiting goes. Just have to see what the new HC can do with all this talent. You can bet the headline for ESPN will once again proclaim “Seminoles to get back in NC hunt and rule the ACC”. They won’t even have to write it up. They can just copy their headlines from the previous 5-6 years…

Yep!

February 3rd, 2010
3:52 pm

Green to FSU just like we all have known for months.

The D

February 3rd, 2010
3:52 pm

well let’s hope Bennett turns out to be like the white dude from FL

RxDawg

February 3rd, 2010
3:53 pm

Not all over the place Jordan. We got some studs, especially on the line. Don’t pay much attention to those stars behind these kid’s names. The media will tell us who we didn’t get, but if you look at who we did get then UGA did just fine.

The only true burn was with Rogers. That whole thing looks and smells fishy anyways and karma has a way of things.

KD

February 3rd, 2010
3:54 pm

Well,that’s it, turn out the lights the party’s over, until next year, if this happens again like it has happened every year since the richt era, something needs to be done. Richt just needs to get mean & tough on these recruits and especially the other coaches and stay on top of these kids.

chickenman

February 3rd, 2010
3:55 pm

too many wideouts afriad to come to uga and compete they all wanna start lol

marc

February 3rd, 2010
3:56 pm

Marc Richt. I am your friend. I have some advice for you. Please take the play calling back from BoBo and let him concentrate on QB’s Coach. That way you can keep staff in place and both sides will be refreshed. We need excitement back in the program. Please Bruh!!!

PMC

February 3rd, 2010
3:57 pm

Good for Jimbo Fisher and Christian Green gets to go play for a team he grew up rooting for.

I still think Georgia has as good a group of WR’s on campus already as they have ever had. They will have more slots in the years to come.

GaBulldawg79

February 3rd, 2010
3:58 pm

I hope all the pundiits remember this day. I say that CTG along with Hamilton, Thorton, Ogletree, Smith, and Stripling will get the last laugh when they are have our defense ranked in the Top 5 in two years.

bob horner stayed hurt

February 3rd, 2010
3:59 pm

it is what it is..I was hoping Green would pick the dawgs..life goes on….hopefully the guys we signed have heart..and will BLEED red and black…and be a “team”….that wants to win and plays disciplined football….but what do I know..??

Dawglessville.

February 3rd, 2010
3:59 pm

I’m glad FSU is on the move. Let Florida and Tech have something else to think about. Please no gloating from the Florida fans… we know, we know, you’re number one.

Dawggy Style

February 3rd, 2010
3:59 pm

No complaints with this at all … best wishes to Christian Green at FSU!!

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

February 3rd, 2010
3:59 pm

Takes 7 minutes for the first idiot to state why he didn’t come to Athens. (Suppsedly doesn’t qualify academically) Weird, that’s never stopped you guys from offering any other player. Have you ever heard of GMC or Hargrave?

And last but not least, what position do you currently hold at the UGA Admissions Office or Athletic Department? Because he had an offer letter from UGA at his news conference. Maybe we should get Jack Bauer involved because based on your “keen” insight, there must be a conspiracy!

smugpug

February 3rd, 2010
3:59 pm

We didn’t want Green anyway. I hear that he’s really a 2nd rate WR. Let him go to one of those 2nd tier scools & conferences.. good riddance I say

Not So Fast

February 3rd, 2010
3:59 pm

Despite all the cries and seeming doom of this recruiting year, it’s really not all that bad. We’ve loaded up with a lot of defensive talent (which we severely lacked last year), and our offense is set. Da’Rick probably went to UT for his QB and the fact that he’ll play from day one. At Georgia, he’d be competing with AJ Green, Tavarres King, Rantavius Wooten, Orson Charles, Marlon Brown, and Kris Durham for playing time. Not to mention the new-comer Michael Bennett. As long as we avoid a QB fiasco like 2006, and our defense steps up under Grantham, we will be just fine this year.

wILL

February 3rd, 2010
4:00 pm

UGA fans do not need to worry much about Da’Rick. Everyone in Calhoun knows he will never qualify for school this fall…….never.

juvenal

February 3rd, 2010
4:01 pm

you’re a running school now, anyway

King Jericho

February 3rd, 2010
4:01 pm

Chickenman is right; check out our offense for next year. A ton of stud WRs, stud running backs, just picked up 2 stud OL guys, stud TEs, best kicker and punter in the land. What did we get mostly today? Defense! It’s what we actually needed.

The Ogletrees are going to be great, passionate, players that will truly give it their all, Jakar Hamilton is very driven and you can tell he just bleeds red and black. We also got some great DLs and LBs. What more do you want from UGA? They only signed 19 guys, give me a break. This isn’t the beginning of the end, this isn’t Georgia’s darkest hour, we’re looking to be a great team next season under CTG (the best recruit possible!)

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

February 3rd, 2010
4:02 pm

No Jordy, its not Black Wednesday, its 10 cent wing night at Loco’s. Come meet some of the UGA fans that post on this board. Chances are, one of them will be your server!

BurningRedBleedingBlack

February 3rd, 2010
4:02 pm

This was a defensive class and thats what we needed with a new class, just look at the caliber of defensive boys we picked up, they look serious, all these recruits know we dont need offense right now, we have qb,rb,wr, ol, we need defense and we got some of the best in the nation to play for are new coach. GO DAWGS!!

Matt B.

February 3rd, 2010
4:03 pm

Geez Chip. I’m a Tech guy and even I think the first line is kind of slanted. Green was an FSU lean and was reported as early as last night as an FSU commit. I beleive the ESPNU’s of the world got concerned over some of the lack of drama and the fact that maybe some of the guys who have yet to commit might make there announcement away from the Worldwide Leader’s airwaves and convinced them to retract and indicate that they may switch to gain a little more national publicity for their school and themselves. I wonder if Jimbo Fisher even sweated this one as they waited for the theatrics to complete. The big loser in these situations are the second place schools. Despite my ambivalence toward UGA, I think it is crap that they end up looking bad as part of a media circus.

bah

February 3rd, 2010
4:04 pm

So much hate for the people that don’t pick uga.. It’s there lives don’t be mad they picked another school.. We’ll be just fine without them…

armydawg

February 3rd, 2010
4:04 pm

of course i would like to see us with 20 5star players like florida, but look at what va-tech does every year with the classes they bring in.

Dan

February 3rd, 2010
4:05 pm

Does this mean he doesn’t get SEC speed?

Flo-Ri-Duh!

February 3rd, 2010
4:05 pm

Going without notice UGA signed WR Lonnie Outlaw 6′6″ 200 lbs. (2 star) from Wilcox County (Rochelle, Ga.) It is not a coincidence that the #1 rated player in Georgia (QB- class of 2011) plays for the same team and he will be UGA’s #1 target in 2011. UGA has learned a hard lesson. Some times you have to offer a scholarship to an average player (Nash Nance) to get a coommitment from a 5 star athlete (Da’Rick Rogers)…. to late now – Dooley outsmarted a naive UGA coaching staff that should know better,

NRBQ

February 3rd, 2010
4:06 pm

It’s not news, nor is it an “upset” when a recruit sticks with his commitment, Chip.

The objective of your formerly respected sports dept. is so distasteful, it must be really depressing to hang on there.

kydawg

February 3rd, 2010
4:06 pm

Off the subject…how can Auburn sign 32 players to LOI’s. I thought there was a limit of 20 something or you got penalized?!?

learningcurve

February 3rd, 2010
4:08 pm

“We didn’t want him anyway.” “He won’t qualify.” “Go play in a weaker conference.”

It amazes me how you morons have the intelligence to even log on to the internet. Apparantly EVERY player should go to UGA because they are SOOOOOO great. He’s FROM Florida you IDIOTS! Maybe he isn’t excited abuot going to Shreveport! Geesh. Be happy you have a decent class and a classy coach. He has more class in his little finger than the collective bunch of you on this board.

Dan

February 3rd, 2010
4:10 pm

I think that rule kicks in next year kydawg, but I could be wrong.

Flo-Ri-Duh!

February 3rd, 2010
4:11 pm

Remind me of where the last 4 recruitng classes for Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Brigham Young, Boise State, Utah and Cincinatti were ranked. That’s right – way down the list. Good coaching and evaluation of talent can overcome all this 5 star BS.

Herschel Walker could whip your you-know-what

February 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm

Defense wins championships…

learningcurve

February 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm

The signing number is not affected by Early Enrollments so if any of AU’s commit list is already there…they don’t count.

How2fish

February 3rd, 2010
4:13 pm

KD your a moron..sorry but it had to be said!

Dan

February 3rd, 2010
4:14 pm

Not if I have a gun, Herschel.

Matt B.

February 3rd, 2010
4:14 pm

Early enrollees (5 of them) can count towards AU’s 2009 numbers, as they undersigned last year, therefore that is (27) this year and (5) retroactive to 2009.

kydawg

February 3rd, 2010
4:14 pm

Thanks Dan, Some of them must not qualify yet…you still have a maximum number of scholarships available, right? Or was there senior class that big?

kydawg

February 3rd, 2010
4:17 pm

Boy…I’m just out of the loop…appreciate the info.

Dan

February 3rd, 2010
4:18 pm

kydawg, I think the max you can bring in is 25/year. Some of those guys Auburn signed won’t qualify. Ole Miss did the same thing last year.

The way around that is to sign a few who enroll in January because they count toward the previous year, i.e. if y’all sign someone who enrolls in 2011 they count toward the 2010 class. I happen to be a Tech fan, but I think that’s what Richt was doing when some of those fools decommited and he didn’t go wild throwing around scholarships. My guess is he’ll hold them and get a few to enroll in Jan 2011 like Stafford did a few years back.

learningcurve

February 3rd, 2010
4:20 pm

F*Towers…YOU MY FRIEND ARE AN IDIOT! The AJC blows more sunshine up UGA’s A$$ than any school in the country. What an idiot! Go back to your sister/girlfriend.

gdawginkalamazoo

February 3rd, 2010
4:22 pm

And this kid calls himself a Christian?

Ch’ip, we finished 2nd again? I thought we were #20 or something like that.

Looks like draft day went well for Florida and Bama.

JMc12203

February 3rd, 2010
4:22 pm

Yep, another top drawer recruit who sees that the poochie program is going down while other programs are on the rise. I heard on sports talk radio last week that UGA had a chance to do well in the East this season, with Florida reloading (GOOD teams reload), and the Vols in transition. Then the host flatly stated that he felt that it would be Mark Richt’s LAST chance, and I cannot argue with that statement. He is an offensive minded coach and has SUPPOSEDLY repaired the defense, so he should have the SEC East by the balls this season. He has had all those top 10 classes, but this one is turning out to be a very disappointing class, dropping from 8 to possibly in the 20’s. This is probbly his last chance. He has had underacheivers for many years, and this year it is going to be put up or shut up . I THINK HE WILL BE SHUT UP

The Grinch

February 3rd, 2010
4:23 pm

Christian Green isn’t good enough to be a Dawg. We didn’t want him anyway. Good riddance is what I say!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

gdawginkalamazoo

February 3rd, 2010
4:25 pm

I don’t how it could be considered a loss if the kids are acting like drama queens on draft day.